What do you do when a doctor says the words, “You have Multiple Sclerosis?”
This fateful day came for me January 1st, 2016 after I had gone two years with symptoms I couldn’t explain. I knew I had something happening to me and I had enough matching symptoms to guess it was going to be MS. Even though I had prepared myself, the shock of actually hearing those four words still rattled me and I sat on my bed and sobbed. What do I do now? What does this mean for me? What does this mean for my husband and children? Will I be in a wheelchair and if so, when?
The idea of losing control of my body and not knowing what kind of burden I will be on my family is a overwhelming thought. Fortunately, I have a wonderfully supportive husband who let me cry and reassured me that he loved me no matter what this life throws at us.
Do you have a support system: a spouse, counselor, child or good friend? This journey has made me realize that having someone to lean on will be very beneficial to your well being and help with the loneliness and isolation this disease creates.
This blog is my journey with MS and what I am trying to do to fight it and make my life into something I love, even if its not the original path I thought I would travel. We all have battles to fight and my battle includes an autoimmune disease.